Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth

Paxton Wines,
McLaren Vale, SA


4 March 2018

Lineup

Kitty Flanagan is one of Australia’s best known comedians. Before that she was one of Australia’s least known waitresses at the Pizza Hut. She has played all over the world and now tours Australia relentlessly, determined to bring her award winning stand up shows to every regional arts centre and theatre around the country.

Kitty Flanagan

No stranger to television, Lawrence is well known as the host of Dirty Laundry Live that ran for 3 seasons on ABC, as well as his work on Agony Uncles, Agony of Life and Modern Manners. In 2019, Lawrence was hand-picked to host a new comedy-driven footy show, Up The Guts, on Fox Sports following on from Friday Night Footy.

Lawrence Mooney

Dave has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy. Dave’s TV credentials include hosting Channel 9’s 20 to 1, regular appearances as a co-host on ‘The Project’, and hosting Fox Footy’s ‘The Beep Test’. He’s also had a crack at acting on Channel 9’s ‘House Husbands’ and the ABC TVs ‘Upper Middle Bogan’; generally, if there’s catering involved, Dave will be there!

Dave Thornton

As ‘Chopper’, Heath Franklin is an Australian cultural and comedy icon. With his own TV show, four live comedy specials, 2 ARIA nominations, 1 Logie nomination and over 500,000 tickets sold worldwide, Chopper has nearly done it all. The man behind the tatts and ‘stache, Heath Franklin, is an Australian actor, comedic performer, improviser and writer.

Heath Franklin’s ‘Chopper’

Eddo’s stand up is fearless and hilarious. A regular on Network Ten’s ‘Have You Been Paying Attention’, ‘The Project’, and ‘Hughesy We Have a Problem’. Winner of ‘Director’s Choice’ and ‘Piece Of Wood Award’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Not one to tolerate any level of bullshit, Anne’s stand up takes aim at any worthy target, no matter how close to home it is. And, as any of her many alter egos, including the desperate sarong clad Helen Bidou, Anne transforms into characters that are terrifying and familiar in equal measure.

Anne Edmonds

Tom Gleeson is in every Aussie comedian’s Top 5. A true master of the craft, he remarkably gets better each year, a phenomena that ensures other comics sneak in the back of his always sold out shows. He’s performed at every major comedy festival in the world and has been nominated for a Helpmann three times. A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game.

Tom Gleeson

The “Merric” from Merrick and Rosso. Mez, as he is affectionately known, has worked at almost every radio and TV station in the country. You might have seen him recently getting smashed in the face on SAS Australia, Australia’s REAL reality show. Mez loves wine, so much so that he’s a qualified sommelier, with dreams of retiring to a big Chesterfield, smoking a cigar and drinking Cabernet.

Merrick Watts

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